The Federal Council of Ede Descendants Union (FCEDU) in Ede, Osun State, has urged the state governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, to find a lasting solution to the land disputes between the people of Ede and Osogbo.
Speaking at the 21st Ede Mapo Arogun Day celebration at the weekend, the president of the union, Barrister Dele Adeyemi, said it had become necessary for Ede and Osogbo to stop incessant boundary clashes in the interest of peace and development.
He also urged the governor to look into the report of a commission set up by former governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola on boundary demarcation which identified the boundaries between Ede and its neighbours including Ofatedo and Ido-Osun.
Adeyemi advised youths to desist from causing unrest in the town and allow peace to reign in Ede and the state as a whole. He also charged them to be productively engaged and strive to succeed in life rather than getting involved in street fights.
Adeyemi charged the state government to revamp the ailing cocoa industry in Ede as an economic and employment strategy.
The first civilian governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, Timi of Edeland, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, Vice Chancellor of Osun State University, Professor Basiru Okesina, immediate past Commissioner for Environment in the state, Professor Olubukola Oyawoye were among dignitaries at the event.